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Maria Romero Ramos

Personal Member

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nashville, TN


maria.j.romero.ramos@avanderbilt.edu

EARLY MUSIC AFFILIATION(S)

Professional Performer, Professor

INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYED

Viola, Violin

BIOGRAPHY

Maria Romero Ramos is a modern and historical violinist and teaches both at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music. Maria has performed in Europe, Asia, and North, Central and South America, in modern and period festivals and ensembles as soloist, leader, and collaborator, including the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra, Mountainside Baroque, Valley of the Moon Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Music Angelica Baroque Orchestra, New Vintage Baroque, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, International Chamber Players, Michigan Bach Collective, Bourbon Baroque, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Arts on Alexader, and Music City Baroque. She was a featured soloist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra as winner of their Concerto Competition and made her debut in the Isaac Stern Auditorium stage at Carnegie Hall with the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra.

Maria was on the faculty of the Indiana University Pre-college String Academy from 2015-18, where she worked extensively alongside pedagogue Mimi Zweig. An alumna of Venezuela’s El Sistema music program, Maria is an advocate for social change and community empowerment through music education. She has served as program director and development director for MusAid, which provides teacher training and instrument repair workshops to music schools in underserved communities around the world. She is also involved with the Sphinx Organization’s initiatives to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts. 

Maria is a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree in violin in the studio of Kevork Mardirossian at Indiana University, where she also obtained a M.M. degree. While at Indiana, she studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie and violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig. Maria holds a Graduate Artist Certificate and B.M. degree from the University of North Texas under the of Julia Bushkova on the modern violin and Cynthia Roberts on the baroque violin, and the mentorship of lutenist Lyle Nordstrom. She also holds an Executive Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise, Cultural Agency, Teaching Artistry, and Civic Leadership from the Global Leaders Program. She lives in Hendersonville, TN, with her husband, pianist Nicholas Reynolds.

CURRENT ENSEMBLE(S)

  • Music City Baroque
  • Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra
  • Mountainside Baroque
  • Arts on Alexander

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